Sausage & bean casserole

Sausage & bean casserole

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(145 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4 - 6

A comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal519
  • fat33.8g
  • saturates11.7g
  • carbs25.9g
  • sugars11.7g
  • fibre5.2g
  • protein24.5g
  • salt2.9g
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  • 2 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 medium sticks celery, finely chopped



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 fat garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6 cooking chorizo sausages (about 400g)



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 6 pork sausages (about 400g)
  • 1½ tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 125ml white wine
  • 2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 x 400g tin aduki beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch chives (optional)


  1. Heat the olive or rapeseed oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the celery and peppers and cook for a further 5 mins.

  2. Add the sausages and fry the sausages for 5 minutes, then stir in the garlic, spices and dried thyme and continue cooking for 1 – 2 mins or until the aromas are released.

  3. Pour in the wine and use a wooden spoon to remove any residue stuck to the pan. Add the tinned tomatoes, and fresh thyme and bring to a simmer. Crumble in the stock cube and stir in.

  4. Cook for 40 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook for a further five minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs, season with black pepper and serve.

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19th Jun, 2016
One of my favourites. Sausages really do need browning beforehand. 2 tins of tomatoes does make it a bit thin initially but taking time to reduce it down lets the sausages cook thoroughly. I always use a can of hot and spicy mixed beans and also add some chilli powder/flakes to the mix.
20th May, 2016
This is delicious, we prefer a thicker sauce so add 1 1/2 tin of tomatoes. Prefer it with pinto or borlotti beans.
23rd Mar, 2016
Tasty, easy way to make a delicious meal out of sausages. I swapped the aduki beans for red kidney beans because that what was in the cupboard and the result was lovely.
5th Feb, 2016
Lovely recipe, very easy to make. Brown off the sausages and put everything into the slow cooker. So simple!!
14th Apr, 2016
How long did you cook it for in slow cooker? Thanks
18th Jan, 2016
Lovely dinner. Kids thought it a little spicy but ate most of it. Didn't use red wine. Used cannellini beans instead of aduki. Served with mash. One to repeat.
29th Nov, 2015
Very nice dish! I've made it as per the original recipe but also adapted it to use veggie sausages (and no chorizo) for a vegetarian option.
19th Nov, 2015
Great recipe, but as per other comments, definitely brown the sausages first. I also added a teaspoon of honey as initially the overall taste was a little bitter.
8th Nov, 2015
Delicious! I really enjoyed this recipe. I browned the sausages first as had a smaller pot and didn't use the wine, I also substitued butter beans - all in all, quick, easy and full of flavour!
16th Sep, 2015
My boyfriend almost proposed to me after tasting this dish! It's so delicious and so easy -- one of those dishes where you can watch TV while cooking. I add in a dash of chili flakes when adding all the other spices. I've never made this dish with wine, since neither of us really drink white wine it would seem a waste to go out and buy a bottle just for the recipe.


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